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Eventbrite

April 10, 2015 13:22 ET

Eventbrite Names Lorrie Norrington to Its Board of Directors

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - April 10, 2015) -  Eventbrite, the global marketplace for live experiences, today announced the appointment of Lorrie Norrington to its board of directors. In addition to Eventbrite, Norrington is a board member of DIRECTV, Autodesk and Hubspot. Previously, Norrington served on the boards of directors at Lucasfilm, Mcafee and Shopping.com. 

"As Eventbrite expands our global operations and continues to position for long-term, growth, it's important to bring people into the fold with deep experience unique to our business," said Kevin Hartz, CEO of Eventbrite. "Lorrie's global marketplace experience combined with her strong business acumen, make her a fantastic addition to our board." 

Norrington has held executive positions at high-growth technology companies for more than 30 years. She was the President of eBay marketplaces in 39 countries and ran eBay's international business before global eBay Marketplaces. Prior to eBay, Norrington was the CEO of Shopping.com and an Executive Vice President at Intuit, responsible for the Small Business Division, including Quicken and QuickBooks brands. Prior to her career in Silicon Valley, she spent 20 years at General Electric in a variety of general management positions, including CEO of GE FANUC Automation. Norrington earned her B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Maryland College Park, and her MBA from Harvard Business School.

"Eventbrite is at the center of a large and growing market and I'm honored to be working with a company that is fueling the growth of live experiences around the world," said Norrington. "They understand the power of a vibrant marketplace for event organizers and attendees and are uniquely positioned to continuously deliver superior value to both ticket sellers and ticket buyers."

Norrington will replace Alan Braverman, who has served on Eventbrite's board since 2006. With this appointment, Eventbrite's board of directors members are Roelof Botha, Lee Fixel, Kevin Hartz, Barry McCarthy, Sean Moriarty, Dave Morin and Lorrie Norrington.

About Eventbrite
Eventbrite is the global marketplace for live experiences that allows people to find and create events of all shapes and sizes. Since 2006, the self-service platform has helped event organizers sell more tickets through robust technology and promotional tools, totaling more than $3 billion in gross ticket sales. In addition to providing technology for organizers, Eventbrite has become the destination for consumers looking to discover a variety of live experiences of all kinds, from small photography and yoga classes to large concerts and festivals with tens of thousands of attendees. More than 200 million tickets have been processed on the platform, and in 2014 alone, Eventbrite processed $1.5 billion in gross ticket sales for attendees in more than 180 countries. Eventbrite investors include Sequoia Capital, Tiger Global and T. Rowe Price. Learn more at www.eventbrite.com.

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